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Synthetic Polymer Chemistry: Innovations and Outlook Editors: Zheng Zhao, Rong Hu, Anjun Qin, Ben Zhong Tang


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Print publication date
12 Sep 2019
Copyright year
2020
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-523-3
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-646-9
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-891-3

About this book

Polymeric materials form the basis of daily life. Despite the great contribution of traditional methodologies such as anionic and radical polymerizations in preparing various functional polymers, the increasing demand for polymers with new structures and functions has inspired the development of new synthetic techniques. Many new polymerizations including click polymerization, controlled/living radical polymerization, multicomponent polymerization have been well developed. Focusing on breakthroughs and recent progress, Synthetic Polymer Chemistry provides efficient tools for the synthesis of linear and topological polymers. Chapters cover topics including fabrication of supramolecular polymers, organocatalytic synthesis and olefin co(polymerization). This title will be a valuable reference for those working in polymer chemistry, as well as students and researchers interested in opto-electronic, biological and materials sciences.

From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series

Author information

Ben Zhong Tang is Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science, Chair Professor of Chemistry, and Chair Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include macromolecular chemistry, materials science and biomedical theranostics. Tang received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University, respectively. He conducted postdoctoral research at University of Toronto. He joined HKUST as an assistant professor in 1994 and was promoted to chair professor in 2008. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009 and as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2013. Tang has published over 1,200 papers. His publications have been cited over 58,000 times with an h-index of 118. He has been listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in both areas of Chemistry and Materials Science. He received First Class National Natural Science Award from the Chinese Government (2017), Scientific and Technological Progress Award from the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (2017) and Senior Research Fellowship from the Croucher Foundation (2007). He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of Materials Chemistry Frontiers (Co-owned by Chinese Chemical Society and RSC) and Polymer Chemistry Series (RSC).

Anjun Qin received his BS and PhD degrees from Shanxi University and Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He did his postdoctoral research at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and Zhejiang University in 2005–2008. He joined Zhejiang University as an Associate Professor in 2008 and moved to South China University of Technology with promotion to Full Professor in 2013. He has published over 240 papers and his papers have been cited by peers about 5000 times with an h-index of 49.  He was issued 14 Chinese and US patents.  He was awarded the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars in 2012 and for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2015. He was awarded the First Class National Natural Science Award from the Chinese Government in 2017 and approved to be a Fellow of RSC (FRSC) in 2017.

Zheng Zhao received his BS and PhD degrees from Henan University and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science in 2009 and 2014, respectively. In 2015, he joined Prof. Ben Zhong Tang’s group at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology as a post-doctoral. He has published 23 papers and his research interests including AIE functional small molecules and polymers.

Rong Hu received her BS and PhD degrees from Xiangtan University and Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010 and 2016, respectively. She joined Prof. Ben Zhong Tang and Anjun Qin’s group at South China University of Technology as a post-doctoral in 2016-present. Her research interests including aggregation-induced emission active polymers and their applications in biomedicine.